Here's One Political Event With a Better Lineup Than Trump's Inauguration...

Here's One Political Event With a Better Lineup Than Trump's Inauguration...

Now this is going to be something special.

Published January 19, 2017

Instead of solely criticizing the artists who did agree to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration concert, several performers have shifted their energy to focus on a different political event: the Women's March on Washington.

Taking place this Saturday (Jan. 21) a march will take place in the nation's capital, attracting a lineup comprised of artists such as Janelle Monae and Maxwell, who are eager to support the cause by lending their incredible talents.

As reported, Monae and Maxwell will be joined by Angelique Kidjo, the Indigo Girls, MC Lyte, Amber Coffman, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Samantha Ronson and more, with these artists teaming up to stand together in solidarity to protect the rights of women.

"I am honored to join this critical movement to bring justice and equality to all," Monae shared in a statement. "Music has always been a powerful tool for galvanizing unity and I believe that singing and standing together, our voices will be stronger than any force that tries to repress us."

Maxwell echoed her sentiments, adding, "We are here because women are every bit as capable if not more able to pursue any goal they set forth for themselves. Were it not for the limitless depths of their love we would not be the men that we are."

Among the handful of artists supporting the movement, Beyoncé also came forward with a statement of her own, writing, "Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists. As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change."

The Women's March on Washington is expected to draw a participating crowd of hundreds of thousands this weekend. 

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photos from Left: Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET, Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival, Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)


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